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White-headed Mousebird
Colius leucocephalus Reichenow, 1879
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Order:
  Coliiformes
Family:
  Coliidae
Genus:
  Colius

Scientific:
  Colius leucocephalus

Citation:
  Reichenow, 1879

Reference:
  Orn.Centralbl. 4 p.114

Protonym:
  Colius leucocephalus

Avibase ID:
  ADDB3611B187A95F

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554667

Geographic range:

  • Colius leucocephalus leucocephalus: Arid s Somalia, Kenya (except n) and extreme ne Tanzania
  • Colius leucocephalus turneri: N Kenya (Lake Turkana to Mt. Kenya and Isiolo)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White-headed Mousebird
Czech:
  myšák bělohlavý
German:
  Weißkopf-Mausvogel
Danish:
  Hvidhovedet Musefugl
Spanish:
  Pájaro ratón cabeciblanco
Finnish:
  valkolakkihiiro
French:
  Coliou à tête blanche
Icelandic:
  White-headed Mousebird
Italian:
  Uccello topo testabianca
Japanese:
  shirogashiranezumidori
Japanese:
  シロガシラネズミドリ
Dutch:
  Witkopmuisvogel
Norwegian:
  Hvitkronemusfugl
Polish:
  czepiga bialoglowa
Portuguese:
  White-headed Mousebird
Portuguese (Brazil):
  White-headed Mousebird
Russian:
  Белоголовая птица-мышь
Slovak:
  myšovec bielohlavý
Swedish:
  vithuvad musfågel
Chinese:
  白头鼠鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Coliou à tête blanche ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Coliou à tête blanche ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Colius leucocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Ocell ratolí capblanc
Czech: Myšák belohlavý, myšák bělohlavý
Danish: Hvidhovedet Musefugl
German: Weißkopf-Mausvogel
English: White headed Mousebird, White-backed Mousebird, White-headed Coly, White-headed Mousebird
English (Kenya): White-headed Mousebird
Spanish: Colí de Cabeza Blanca, Pájaro ratón cabeciblanco, Pájaro-ratón Cabeciblanco
Spanish (Spain): Pájaro Ratón Cabeciblanco
Estonian: valgepea-hiirlind
Finnish: Valkolakkihiiro
French: Coliou à tête blanche
Hebrew: קוליוס לבן-ראש
Hungarian: fehérfejű egérmadár
Italian: Uccello topo testabianca
Japanese: shirogashiranezumidori
Japanese: シロガシラネズミドリ
Latin: Colius leucocephalus
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis pelėpaukštis
Dutch: Witkopmuisvogel
Norwegian: Hvitkronemusfugl, Hvitkronet musfugl
Polish: czepiga bialoglowa, czepiga białogłowa
Russian: Белоголовая птица-мышь
Slovak: myšovec bielohlavý
Serbian: Beloglavi koli
Swedish: Vithuvad musfågel
Swahili: Kuzumburu Kichwa-cheupe
Chinese: 白头鼠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 白頭鼠鳥

 

         

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